Healing service planned at Sharpsburg’s Christ the King

A special Healing Service will be conducted at Christ the King Church Monday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. by members of the International Order of St. Luke the Physician who come from several area churches.

The International Order of St. Luke the Physician is an ecumenical organization dedicated to the Christian healing ministry. Members meet together in local chapters to study Scripture, especially the biblical stories of the healing miracles, as well as other books on Christian healing. Members also engage in healing prayer, often with the laying-on of hands.

The Order was founded in 1932 by the late John Gayner Banks and his wife, Ethel Tulloch Banksas, and was incorporated in the State of California in 1953. The purpose of OSL has been to restore the ministry of healing to its proper place in the Christian Church.

Today OSL’s focus also includes extending the healing ministry beyond the church and into the greater community.

The local OSL Chapter is led by Ms. Bonnie Bar of Carrollton, who serves as an associate professor of nursing at The University of West Georgia. The chaplain for the chapter is the Rev. Tony McGee of Newnan.

Christ the King is at 4881 Ga. Hwy. 34 East, Sharpsburg, between Newnan and Peachtree City.